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Elterwater Hostel

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Elterwater Independent Hostel Ltd Ambleside, Elterwater LA22 9HX England
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The hostel is located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 minutes drive from Ambleside. The area has many walks for people of all abilities, from gentle riverside meanders to the challenge presented by the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. There is a local Co-op in Chapel Stile and a choice of pubs locally. Banks, shops and other amenities are available in Ambleside. The area is also a favourite for both on and off-road cycling, rock climbing and many other outdoor activities. An ideal overnight stop on the Cumbria way. The hostel is an ideal venue for individuals, families, outdoor groups, schools and college trips.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Snack bar
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Sun terrace
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Leeway7931 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom10 contributions6 helpful votes
The surrounding setting is exquisite and the lovely people who manage the hostel have created a comfortable and friendly atmosphere; always happy to answer questions and have a chat, they are accommodating and seek to look after all their guests. I had a good time here and will be returning again. Thanks Elterwater Hostel!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Nick Owen, General Manager at Elterwater Hostel
Responded 16 Aug 2020
Thanks you for the lovely review Cheers Nick
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MarianneMitchell wrote a review Aug 2020
Ware, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
My second stay at this lovely hostel. Peaceful place with lovely staff and tasty food. Highly recommend. A good resting point after a long day in the hills. Hot water thermos in the lounge is a nice touch.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Nick Owen, General Manager at Elterwater Hostel
Responded 16 Aug 2020
Thanks Nick
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Katie wrote a review Jul 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great to be back at Elterwater hostel during our family walking holiday this week. Welcome was as warm as we remembered and great to see Andy again. The whole hostel was spotless as usual and real thought had been put into the Covid procedures and how to make us feel comfortable. We had delicious meals for dinner and breakfast. We’ll be back again soon! Thanks to all the lovely team.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Nick Owen, General Manager at Elterwater Hostel
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Thanks for the lovely review... glad your happy with our COVID precautions Cheers
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Anna T wrote a review Jan 2020
United Kingdom10 contributions13 helpful votes
This was my first visit to a youth hostel for twenty years... and what a pleasant surprise! The building is situated in a stunning part of the Lake District, with a range of walks for all abilities available from the front door. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spotlessly clean, and there’s a great communal eating/socialising area and well-equipped kitchen. Rooms also come with free WiFi and USB charging ports. Excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thank you for the great review Nick
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Eoin D wrote a review Jan 2020
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Totally idillic setting with all the amenities and comforts you could want to explore the area. Can't get enough of watching the sunrise from the steps of the hostel whilst eating breakfast! A large group of us rent out the hostel every year for a weekend of cathups, jaunts on the hills and of course a few drinks in the nearby Brittania Inn. The hostel always exceeds expectations and offers a comfy bed after a long day in the hills. I even noticed this year that they have installed an E-car charging station!! Really looking forward to my next visit!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater Hostel
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thanks Nick
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PRICE RANGE
US$51 - US$204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
YHA Elterwater
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictElterwater
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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